-By Austen Akhagbeme
A foremost Governorship aspirant of the Labour Party, LP, in Edo State, Dr Azemhe Azena, has called for increased participation of Nigerian youths in the affairs of the nation.
In his message to the nation in celebration of the annual International Youth Day, the ebullient philanthropist described the youth as “the spinal cord of the nation” and therefore deserves the attention and support of all.
In line with the theme of this year’s celebration which is “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, Dr Azemhe Azena reiterated the need for an increased understanding of the numerous challenges encountered by young individuals nationwide, especially in Edo State.
He called for the need to take advantage of the “untapped skills, vigour and adaptability of the average Edo youth to instigate constructive transformation within our local communities” and beyond.
The Governorship aspirant is well-known within Edo State and beyond for his philanthropy towards the development of the youth through his numerous non-profit organizations geared towards rehabilitating restive youths and ex-convicts within the State.
International Youth Day is a day set aside by the UN General Assembly on the 12th of August, 2000 to recognize the role of the youth in building a peaceful world.